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Seagate Technology to Acquire Xyratex

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Today Seagate Technology announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of Xyratex in an all-cash transaction.

Building an Extensible Storage Ecosystem with WOS

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“To support our goal of building a statewide research community, we’re creating an extensible storage environment to increase collaboration and data sharing. DDN’s WOS technology will provide the vital storage framework while leveraging the essence and simplicity of cloud infrastructure to help SSERCA broaden its data-centric research capabilities.”

Slidecast: Huawei HPC Solutions

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“The E9000 is designed to overcome the cluster networking limitations of previous generations of blade servers,” said Jane Li, COO, Huawei Enterprise USA. “The Tecal E9000 was designed for application flexibility, as well as to support the next three generations of powerful processors, and the next decade of network technology that will dominate HPC clouds.”

Slidecast: Introducing the Terascala Intelligent Storage Bridge

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“HPC workflows are most efficient when researchers have the data they need, when the need it. The Intelligent Storage Bridge acts like an air traffic controller, automatically moving large data sets on and of scratch using the maximum available network, compute, and storage resources.”

Managing Genomics Data with DDN at the Sanger Institute

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“We have to explore emerging technologies that could play a significant role in our future architecture,” said Tim Cutts. “We need solutions that give us a much better way to provide storage to our expanding user community with good access controls through iRODS.”

Henry Newman’s Storage Predictions for 2014

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“The industry really needs more than POSIX (open/fopen, read/fread,write/fwrite) and more than simple REST put/get interfaces for data in the future. Neither has the richness to address the myriad of polices that are needed in our future world. I predict that there will finally be some honest discussion about this among the customers that need it and the vendors that could create it.”

Slidecast: IBTA & OpenFabrics Update from SC13

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In this slidecast, Bill Lee from the InfiniBand Trade Association and Rupert Dance from the Open Fabrics Alliance provide an update on InfiniBand and RDMA from their joint booth at SC13.

OLCF’s Spider II File System

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“Once in production we will be providing OLCF users with more than 1 terabyte per second file system performance at the top end,” said Sarp Oral, the task lead for File and Storage Systems projects in the Technology Integration Group, within the National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS). “At that speed we expect Spider II to be safely in league with the top three parallel file systems in the world.”

Stockyard Corrals Big Data at TACC

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“At SC13, TACC introduced Stockyard, a new global file system with 20 petabytes of storage; Maverick, our new data analysis and visualization system to be deployed in January 2014; and Wrangler, an innovative data resource to be deployed in January 2015.”

Top 10 Data Storage Trends for 2014

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In this slidecast, Molly Rector from Spectra Logic reviews her Top 10 Data Storage Trends for 2014. “Organizations will begin to recognize the benefits of Object Storage more easily as enterprise applications increasingly create support for Object and RESTful interfaces to storage.”